To our Patients:
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
This notice applies to all of the records of your care generated by this Center, whether made by the Center or an associated provider. Our policies on protecting your health information extend to all professional authorized persons who have a need to know to provide care to you. The policies apply to all areas of the Center including all Center staff, the front desk, billing and administration. It also applies to any entity or individual with whom we contract services, such as referral providers.
OUR PLEDGE REGARDING HEALTH INFORMATION
We understand that health information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting health information about you. We create a record of the care and services you receive at the Center. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This Notice applies to all of the records of your care generated by the Center, whether made by Center personnel or other healthcare providers. Your other healthcare providers may have different policies or Notices regarding their use and disclosure of your health information created at their location.
We are required by law to:
- Maintain the privacy of health information that identifies you (with certain exceptions);
- Give you this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to health information we collect and maintain about you; and
- Follow the terms of this Notice that is currently in effect.
HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION
Appointment and Patient Recall Reminders
Required by Law
To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety
Organ and Tissue Donation
Public Health Issues and Risks
Victims of Abuse, Neglect or Domestic Violence
Lawsuits and Disputes
Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors
Military and National Security
YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
You have the right to:
YOUR RIGHT TO COMPLAIN
CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
PRIVACY CONTACT INFORMATION